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Rick Scott's Primary Challenger Wants to Smack Him With a Chancleta

Rick Scott's Primary Challenger Wants to Smack Him With a Chancleta

Despite running against incumbent Gov. Rick Scott in the Republican primary, Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder hasn't made many headlines. Scott's win is nearly guaranteed. Yet, Cuevas-Neunder has a strong message that will surely resonate with Florida's Latina moms.

She wants to smack Scott (and Charlie Crist) with her chancleta.

Cuevas-Neunder joined Charlie Crist's Democratic primary opponent Nan Rich yesterday in Broward at panel held by an alumnae chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. (Crist also made a very brief appearance, but Scott was a no-show.)

During her address, Cuevas-Neunder held up a red, white, and blue flip-flop.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is used in our Hispanic community as a method of discipline to children," she said according to the Palm Beach Post.

"It is called la chancleta. In English it's called a flip-flop. At the present time we have two flip-flops running for governor. And I want to use this one to discipline them because they deserve the discipline."

Of course, it doesn't need much explanation here in Miami.

Rick Scott's Primary Challenger Wants to Smack Him With a Chancleta

A quick view of Cuevas-Neunder's Facebook page reveals that aside from Ronald Reagan worship, carrying around la chanc has become a mainstay of her campaign.

Rick Scott's Primary Challenger Wants to Smack Him With a Chancleta

Born in Puerto Rico, Cuevas-Neunder now resides in Sarasota. She's one of a handful of other candidates that will appear on the Republican primary ballot, but seems to be doing the most campaigning. A mother of three, she previously worked in public relations.

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